U.s. mexico border movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant u.s. mexico border movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak and touching films and TV shows about / with u.s. mexico border, mexican, murder, immigrants, friendship, violence, death, brutality, crimes and mexican border plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Mexico, France and other countries.
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u.s. mexico border movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as u.s. mexico border: Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Sicario (2015), The Bridge (2013), Vida (2018), Northless (2009), Miss Bala (2011), Without Name (2009), A Better Life (2011), Desierto (2015), The Wild Bunch (1969).

List of u.s. mexico border movies

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing
Plot: neo noir, drug cartel, gunfight, cia, cartel, black ops, u.s. mexico border, explosion, brutality, little girl, violence, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: somalia, mexico, kansas city, texas, sonora
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 7.6
 361K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, cia, tough girl, black ops, drug cartel, neo noir, swat team, u.s. mexico border, special agents, fbi, mercenary, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, el paso texas ...
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 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, serial killer, police detective, social problems, policewoman, police investigation, partners, corruption, victim, riddles and clues, mind game, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
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 7.2
 2K
Vida (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 35 min.
Story: Two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other are forced to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their ...
Style: psychological, rough, humorous, touching
Plot: sister sister relationship, group sex, u.s. mexico border, hometown, family relations, lesbian sex, death of mother, travel, orgy, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, gentrification ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 303
Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, society, hopes, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, workplace, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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 6.5
 9K
Miss Bala (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: drug cartel, rape, beauty queen, follow your dream, blind ambition, physical appearance, crimes, hopes, gangsters, ambition, father daughter relationship, beauty pageant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, tijuana mexico
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 7.6
 31K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, youth, lifestyle change, illegal immigration, robbery, train, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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 7.2
 15K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, thief, family relations, theft, american dream, single parent, life is a bitch, working class, teenage life, down on your luck, parents and children, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, malibu california ...
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 6.0
 9K
Desierto (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey becomes a harrowing, bloody and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, touching, rough
Plot: survival, truck, desert, mass murder, mexican border, killer dog, mexican, characters killed one by one, running for your life, mercilessness, wilderness, racist ...
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 7.9
 76K
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is ...
Style: epic, stylized, bleak, cynical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, robbery, on the run, anti heroes, anti hero, mexican revolution, chase, gunfight, friendship, one last job, loss of friend, mercenary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, arizona, yuma arizona
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 5.5
 3K
Linewatch (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. is a Border Patrol Officer in the New Mexico desert with a secret past that is about to catch up with him. When his old gang leader tracks him down and forces him to smuggle drugs across the border, he must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, starting over, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, law enforcement, heroes, desert, tough cop, police shootout ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, los angeles, latin america, cuba
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 6.7
 22K
Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, intense, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, deportation, culture clash, social differences, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, social problems, interracial relations, americana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, southern california, tijuana mexico, san diego california ...
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Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: immigrants, realism, labor union, deportation, working class, politics, society, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, janitor, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, mexico city, guatemala ...
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 6.4
 6K
The Border (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, corruption, police, emigration, kidnapping, crimes, crime, rich and poor, opposites attract, family relations, interracial relations, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
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 7.4
 285K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Morocco, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, rough, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: multiple storylines, nanny, loss of son, desert, deportation, tragic event, doctor, police brutality, family relations, redemption, depression, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, asia, california ...
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The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: serious, touching, rough, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, on the road, follow your dream, leaving home, hopes, danger, communication problem, poverty, mexican american border, train, train ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, usa, guatemala
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Shoot, Gringo... Shoot! (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chad Stark is offered his life and a nice ammount of dollars if he is to bring back the runaway son of mexican land-owner Gutierrez . This son, Fidel, teams up with an outlaw band lead by a former military man going by the name The Major. When Stark ...
Plot: desert, henchman, loss of son, pianist, execution, scuffle, execution by hanging, thirst, river, small western town, holster, dead mother ...
Place: california
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John from Cincinnati (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, feel good, serious, offbeat
Plot: surfing, dysfunctional family, family relations, friendship, single parent, stranger, lifestyle, family business, curses spells and rituals, family life, redemption, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, cincinnati ohio, san diego california
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 6.0
 6K
Sleep Dealer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporate crimes, future dystopia, virtual reality, water shortage, survival, life is a bitch, danger, dishonesty, destruction, worker, dam, remote control ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: soccer, coach, sport team, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, dream come true, human spirit, against the odds, talented ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, england, europe, london, mexico ...
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 6.7
 132
Coyote (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two Americans find that smuggling illegal immigrants into the country is more lucrative than a regular job.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bilingual
Plot: deportation, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, misfit, best friends, crime, immigrants, friends, partners, illegal immigration, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, mexico, latin america
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A Bullet for Sandoval (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his girlfriend dies in childbirth, Confederate deserter John Warner (George Hilton) travels to Mexico, where the woman's father, Don Pedro Sandoval (Ernest Borgnine), grudgingly hands over his child. But with no locals willing to provide ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: babies and infants, chases and races, heroes, gang, crimes, adventure, deadly, plague, destiny, vengeance, tough heroes, renegades ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, mexico
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 6.3
 747
Specialists (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bret Dixon (Johnny Hallyday) returns to his hometown when his brother is killed by a lynch mob.
Style: rough, bleak, offbeat, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: old west, gang, rivalry, crimes, orchestral, vengeance, gunslinger, winter, u.s. mexico border, bathtub, treasure, stagecoach robbery ...
Time: 19th century
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Cannon for Cordoba (1970)
Genre: Action, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who's been sent to bring order to the Texas-Mexico border. Pershing assigns a soldier named Rod Douglas to retrieve the cannons.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, soldier, train robbery, mexican revolution, mountain, heroes, lone wolves, military, adventure, betrayal, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
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 6.6
 2K
The War Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: border crossing, black market, illegal immigration, crime gone awry, partners, crimes, friends, introspection, heist, gay, gay sex, mexican border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, beggar, life is a bitch, unemployed, mexican, misfit, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team--seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp--he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, touching, suspense
Plot: violence, martial arts, aikido, terrorist plot, conspiracy, secret agents, secret agent, fbi agent, paranoia, cia agent, woman fights a man, undercover ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, el paso texas, mexico
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Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, gory, tough heroes, woman in danger, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.0
 2K
Borderline (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immigrants, manhunt, murder, border patrol, human trafficking, illegal immigration, heroes, deadly, on the run, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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 5.3
 95K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: cynical, talky, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, drug cartel, drug traffic, drug dealing, greed, nihilism, danger, drug smuggling, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, el paso texas, chicago illinois ...
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